Sky Island Paperback – 1 Nov 1988
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About the Author
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, Ne
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, New York. After trying many different professions, he turned tw York. After trying many different professions, he turned to writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "o writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels. is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels.
John R. Neill was born in Philadelphia in 1877. In 1904, at the age of twenty-six, Neill received his first major book assignment, as illustrator for The Marvelous Land of Oz. From then until his death in 1943, Neill would illustrate over forty Oz books, including three he wrote himself. Today, his fabulous illustrations are synonymous with Oz. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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The story is pretty much as I remembered reading as a child. The Pinks and the Blues are creatures that live in a world above ours. They are constantly at war, with the Blues being the more aggressive race.
The story begins with a young girl named Trot who meets a boy called Button-Bright. Button-Bright has a magic umbrella that can transport you anywhere in minutes. After taking Trot out on a few trial runs, she wants to take old Cap’n Bill, a family friend along for a ride. So, the three companions decide to be transported to an island for a picnic. The only problem is that they don’t actually know the name of said island, and Trot just uses the nickname she’s given it which is Sky Island.
Oh my, the things that can go wrong when you don’t know where you’re going. Turns out there really is a Sky Island and you guessed it, it is in the sky! They land right in the realm of the Blue meanies. Here their adventures or should I say misadventures begin!
This is such a rip-roaring fun read and I so hope in our modern times that kids, as well as adults, can appreciate the sly humor found within the story. Yep, I still love this book as much as I did when I first read it so many years ago!
In this story, Trot meets Button Bright who has a magical umbrella which takes him where he wants to go. Trot, Button Bright and Cap'n Bill decide to use the umbrella to take them for a picnic out on an island just off the coast. Instead of being taken to that island, however, they wind up on and island in the sky inhabited by tow warring peoples. Our characters wind up in the middle and have to set everyone straight.
It is a delightful tale which should appeal to both boys and girls.
This book two is the second in the series of Trot and Cap'n Bill which I also loved you do not necessarily have to read them in order but if you are like me that is the way I prefer to read series the sad thing is that sometimes with how old they are is trying to find the correct order....but there are only these two in this series.
The imagination that Mr. Baum allows you to use and how he brings things you would never thought of too mind...In this book you will find a bit of Mary Poppins meets the land of Oz. He allows you to read colors and bring them to life as well as the people and different lives and cultures of the many types....
I am so looking forward to reading more of his.
I have read the Trot and Cap'n Bill series, The Life and Times of Santa Claus, The Kidnapped Santa Claus, started reading the Policeman Bluejay.